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1969: Apollo 11 Lands on Moon

On July 20, 1969, the human race accomplished its single greatest technological achievement of all time when a human first set foot on another celestial body.

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Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin.

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Neil Armstrong headshot, as NASA astronaut

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Footprint on the moon surface left by Buzz Aldrin during Apollo 11 mission.

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Mike Collins, Neil Armstrong, and Buzz Aldrin posing in front of a LM mock-up. 

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Reflection in helmet of Buzz Aldrin as he stands on lunar surface during Apollo 11 mission.

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Apollo 11 lunar lander on moon surface.

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Apollo 11 Lunar Landing Mission plaque left on moon surface.

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Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong plant US flag on the moon surface during Apollo 11 mission.

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Buzz Aldrin at Lunar Landing Module on moon surface during Apollo 11 mission.

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Buzz Aldrin descends from Apollo 11 lunar lander.

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Buzz Aldrin headshot, NASA astronaut.

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Buzz Aldrin stands on lunar surface during Apollo 11 mission.

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Buzz Aldrin standing on Moon surface with US flag during Apollo 11 mission.

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Buzz Aldrin stands on lunar surface in front Lunar Landing Module during Apollo 11 lunar mission.

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Neil Armstrong prepares to take first step off shuttle.

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Earthrise over moon horizon from Apollo 11 Lunar Landing Mission.

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Michael Collins headshot, as NASA astronaut.

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NASA Houston Mission Control during Apollo 11 lunar landing mission.

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NASA Lunar Landing Module on moon surface during Apollo 11 mission.

1969: Apollo 11 Lands on Moon

On July 20, 1969, the human race accomplished its single greatest technological achievement of all time when a human first set foot on another celestial body.

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